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Join Us: 2020 Lay of the Land Conference

Published: February 18th, 2020

By: Michael D. Minton

Dean Mead is excited to announce another year of sponsorship for the 2020 Saunders Real Estate “Lay of the Land Conference” beginning Thursday, February 27 at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland. The firm serves as a Gold Sponsor for the fourth consecutive year. Shareholder Michael Minton, will moderate a panel discussion on water policy […]

Dean Mead Attorneys Featured on Small Biz Florida Podcast

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: February 7th, 2020

By: H. French Brown, IV Michael D. Minton

Tune in to the most recent segment of Small Biz Florida which features shareholders Michael Minton and French Brown on Episode 3. The attorneys paired up to discuss why a small business needs to engage and build a relationship with a qualified business attorney, the importance of understanding and dealing with tax issues upfront instead […]

Peter Dunbar Earns Florida Bar Board Certification in Condominium and Planned Development Law

Published: June 21st, 2018

By: Peter M. Dunbar

Tallahassee, FL — Dean, Mead & Dunbar announced today that Peter M. Dunbar, managing shareholder of the firm’s Tallahassee office, has earned Board Certification in Condominium and Planned Development Law from The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization & Education. This is a significant milestone in Dunbar’s legal career because he is now distinguished as […]

Department of Revenue Bulletin: Property Tax Relief for Citrus Equipment

Dean Mead Attorney Robert Goldman
Published: June 12th, 2018

By: Dennis G. Corrick Robert S. Goldman

On June 1, 2018 the Department of Revenue issued a bulletin which serves as a reminder of property tax relief available in tax year 2018 for certain citrus fruit packing and processing facilities. The bulletin, PTO 18-02, follows the 2018 enactment of a Florida law (Laws of Florida Ch. 2018-118) providing that tangible personal property […]

Charles Egerton and Edward Waters on the Tax Consequences of a Mitigation Bank in the Journal of Passthrough Entities

Published: June 1st, 2018

By: Charles H. Egerton

Charles H. Egerton and Edward A. Waters, attorneys in Dean Mead’s Tax Department co-authored the article, “Update of the Tax Consequences of the Formation and Operation of a Mitigation Bank”, published in the Tax Tip column of the Journal of Passthrough Entities, Volume 21, Issue 3, May-June 2018, a publication of CCH.

Florida Department of Revenue Publishes Tax Refund Forms for Farms, Nursing Homes, and Assisted Living Facilities Impacted by Hurricane Irma

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: May 29th, 2018

By: H. French Brown, IV

The 2018 Legislature created two sales tax refunds and a motor fuel tax refund for agricultural operations impacted by Hurricane Irma.[1]  Additionally, the Legislature created a sales tax exemption for equipment used to generate emergency electric energy at nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Recently, the Department of Revenue published the forms necessary to apply […]

Florida Brush Fires Allow Land Development Permit Extensions

Published: April 18th, 2017

By: W. Lee Dobbins

On April 11, 2017, Governor Scott issued Executive Order No. 17-120 declaring a State of Emergency for the entire State of Florida due to extensive brush fires caused by drought conditions. The emergency declaration is for 60 days. Florida Statute 252.363 allows for the extension of the termination dates of certain land development approvals for […]

High Flying Farmers Prevail Against County on Alleged Zoning Code Violation

Published: January 31st, 2017

Farmers, Mr. and Mrs. Nipper (the “Nippers”), successfully appealed a judgment enjoining them from operating a sky diving business on their farm in Walton County. The Nippers owned and operated a 290 acre farm and twice sought permission from the Walton County Planning Department to supplement their income by operating a sky diving operation on […]